• PEOPLE NAME: FARS OF IRAN


PEID: 24151

ROP: 103002

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Persian

Language: Southwestern Fars - (fay)

Alternate Name(s): Fars Tajik

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Iran

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Population: 6,800

Global Population: 6,800


PEID: 24151

ROP: 103002

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Fars of Iran, numbering 6,800, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Persian people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Iran. Their primary language is Southwestern Fars. The primary religion practiced by the Fars is Shia Islam, one of two major denominations of Islam. The followers of Shia Islam are called 'Shi'as' or 'Shiites'.


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